William H. Truswell MD, FACS, is the new President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He will serve the 2017-2018 term year.
“My goals for this coming year are to reinforce the AAFPRS code of ethics and continue to educate the public in seeking qualified, trained and experienced facial plastic surgeons for their needs. When we further elevate public trust, it leads to safer, better facial plastic surgery outcomes,”says Dr. Truswell, in a news release. He spoke to Modern Aesthetics about the goals for his presidency at the recent AAFPRS meeting in Phoenix.
Dr. Truswell is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has been a member of the AAFPRS for more than 40 years and is a fellow on the FACE TO FACE Committee – the AAFPRS National Domestic Violence Project, and Clinical Instructor in the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.
In addition to running cosmetic facial surgery practices in Easthampton, Massachusetts and Seabrook Island, South Carolina, Dr. Truswell frequently travels throughout the United States, South America, Asia and Europe to lecture and present on countless panels. He has contributed to or lead more than 170 national and international panels and presentations for facial plastic surgery over the past 30 years.
Dr. Truswell is past President of Hampshire County Medical Society and the Medical Vice President of the American Cancer Society in Hampshire County. He has written several papers for publication and most recently published his second post-doctoral medical textbook in his specialty, “Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions-Application and Treatments.” His first medical text was “Surgical Facial Rejuvenation - A Roadmap to Safe and Reliable Outcomes.”